Private Harold George Stiles (26776)

2/7th Bn, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Worcestershire Regiment, 144th Brigade, 48th Division, T.F., B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library,

Nature of Death: Killed in action France 13/4/1918

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs E Stiles of 9 Eaton Road, Sparkbrook

Previous Employment: Worker at BSA

Capbadge of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment

The Malvern News reported: “Pte Harold George Stiles, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, the son of Mr and Mrs E Stiles of 9 Eaton Road, Sparkbrook, formerly residing at Albany Cottage, West Malvern, has been killed in action a fortnight after going to France. He was 19, and before joining up he worked for BSA.”

Harold Stiles was killed during the German Spring Offensive at the Battle of Hazebrouck when the two Warwickshire battalions of the 182nd Brigade along with the 51st (Highland) Division fought in vain to check the enemy advance.

Malvern News 4/5/18
Stacke, Capt H. FitzM The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War Kidderminster 1921

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